Course 2274C: Managing a Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Environment

Type:Course
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Server
Level:100
This Revision:C
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:5 days
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian

First published:

28 September 2005
Overview
About this course
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage accounts and resources in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for managing accounts and resources. These tasks include managing user, computer, and group accounts; managing access to network resources; managing printers; managing an organizational unit in a network based on Active Directory directory service; and implementing Group Policy to manage users and computers.
This is the first course in the Systems Administrator and Systems Engineer tracks for Windows Server 2003 and serves as the entry point for other courses in the Windows Server 2003 curriculum.
Audience profile
This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems administrator or systems engineer.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Create and populate organizational units with user and computer accounts.
  • Manage user and computer accounts.
  • Create and manage groups.
  • Manage access to resources.
  • Implement printing.
  • Manage printing.
  • Manage access to objects in using organizational units.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Manage the user and computer environment by using Group Policy.
  • Audit accounts and resources.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources
This module explains how to administer accounts and resources on computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 software in a networked environment.
Lessons
  • Multimedia: Introduction to Administering Accounts and Resources
  • The Windows Server 2003 Environment
  • Logging on to Windows Server 2003
  • Using the Run As Feature for Administration
  • Installing and Configuring Administrative Tools
  • Creating an Organizational Unit
Lab : Creating Organizational Units
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows Server 2003 environment.
  • Log on to a computer running Windows Server 2003.
  • Use the Run as feature to perform administrative tasks.
  • Install and configure the administrative tools.
  • Create an organizational unit.
Module 2: Managing User and Computer Accounts
This module explains how to modify user and computer accounts on computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in a networked environment.
Lessons
  • Creating User Accounts
  • Creating Computer Accounts
  • Modifying User and Computer Account Properties
  • Creating a User Account Template
  • Managing User and Computer Accounts
  • Using Queries to Locate User and Computer Accounts in Active Directory
Lab : Managing User and Computer Accounts
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create user accounts.
  • Create computer accounts.
  • Modify user and computer account properties.
  • Create a user account template.
  • Manage user and computer accounts.
  • Use queries to locate user and computer accounts in Active Directory directory service..
Module 3: Managing Groups
This module explains how to perform various administrative functions using groups.
Lessons
  • Creating groups.
  • Managing group membership.
  • Strategies for using groups.
  • Using default groups.
Lab : Creating and Managing Groups
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create groups.
  • Manage group membership
  • Apply strategies for using groups
  • Manage default groups.
Module 4: Managing Access to Resources
This module explains how to enable resource access with permissions, manage access to files and folders using permissions, and manage permission inheritance.
Lessons
  • Overview of Managing Access to Resources
  • Managing Access to Shared Folders
  • Managing Access to Files and Folders Using NTFS Permissions
  • Determining Effective Permissions
  • Managing Access to Shared Files Using Offline Caching
Lab : Managing Access to Resources
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage access to resources.
  • Manage access to shared folders.
  • Manage access to files and folders by using NTFS permissions.
  • Determine effective permissions.
  • Manage access to shared files by using offline caching.
Module 5: Implementing Printing
This module explains how to implement printing in a Windows Server 2003 environment.
Lessons
  • Multimedia: Introduction to Printing in the Windows Server 2003 Family
  • Installing and Managing Access to Printers
  • Managing Printer Drivers
  • Implementing Printer Locations
Lab : Implementing Printing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain printing in the Windows Server 2003 family.
  • Install and manage access to printers by using printer permissions.
  • Manage printer drivers.
  • Implement printer locations.
Module 6: Managing Printing
This module explains how to set up a network-wide printing strategy to meet the needs of users and troubleshoot installation or configuration problems.
Lessons
  • Changing the Location of the Print Spooler
  • Setting Printer Priorities and Scheduling Printer Availability
  • Configuring a Printing Pool and Redirecting Print Queues
Lab : Managing Printing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Change the location of the print spooler.
  • Set printing priorities and schedule printer availability.
  • Configure a printing pool and redirect print queues.
Module 7: Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units
This module explains the permissions available for managing access to Active Directory objects, how to move objects between organizational units in the same domain, and how to delegate control of an organizational unit.
Lessons
  • Modifying Permissions for Active Directory Objects
  • Delegating Control of Organizational Units
Lab : Managing Access to Objects in Organizational Units
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Modify permissions for Active Directory objects.
  • Delegate control of organizational units.
Module 8: Implementing Group Policy
This module explains the purpose and function of Group Policy in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. It also explains how to implement Group Policy objects (GPOs) and manage GPOs.
Lessons
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects
  • Implementing GPOs on a Domain
  • Managing the Deployment of Group Policy
Lab : Implementing a GPO
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement GPOs.
  • Implement GPOs in a domain.
  • Manage the deployment of Group Policy.
Module 9: Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy
This module explains how to use Group Policy to assign scripts, restrict group membership and access to software and configure folder redirection. As well, this module explains how to determine which GPOs are being applied on a computer.
Lessons
  • Configuring Group Policy Settings
  • Assigning Scripts with Group Policy
  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Determining Applied GPOs
Lab : Managing the User Environment by Using Group Policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Group Policy settings.
  • Assign scripts with Group Policy.
  • Restrict group membership and access to software.
  • Configure Folder Redirection.
  • Determine Applied Group Policy objects (GPOs).
Module 10: Implementing Administrative Templates and Audit Policy
This module provides a broad overview of security in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. It also explains how to deploy security templates and test computer security policy and how to configure auditing and manage security logs..
Lessons
  • Overview of Security in Windows Server 2003
  • Using Security Templates to Secure Computers
  • Testing Computer Security Policy
  • Configuring Auditing
  • Managing Security Logs
Lab : Managing Security Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain user rights and audit policies in Windows Server 2003.
  • Use security templates to secure computers.
  • Test computer security policy.
  • Configure auditing.
  • Manage security logs.
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • A+ certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • Network+ certification, or equivalent knowledge and skills.
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